Works for flute and piano and solo flute by Evangelos Kokkoris.
Flute: Nikos Nikopoulos
Piano: Leto Thomou
This is the second time violinist Danae P. Matschke collaborates on an album with her father, pianist Uwe Matschke, after their first release, titled P. Matschke - Violin Recital, was warmly received by fans and critics alike. For their sophomore effort, they chose sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven, Debussy and Ravel, allowing us the opportunity to enjoy their renditions of works where the two instruments share equally prominent roles.
"Nine pianists perform musical interpretations of the stories told by their inner voices. With the piano as their vehicle, they embark on a voyage which is at once unconventional and transcendental."
Guitarist Nikos Zarkos' second album Female Writing for Guitar, follows in the footsteps of his successful debut album, 21st Century Music for Solo Guitar, which was received enthusiastically by critics and listeners alike. For his second album, (his first in collaboration with Irida Classical), N. Zarkos presents an interesting and original program, the theme of which is works from the 20th and 21st century by women composers, namely Elsa Respighi, Matilde Salvador, Fernande Peyrot, Sofia Gubaidulina, Lina Tonia, Jana Obrovska and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh.
Momo Trio is a modern jazz ensemble formed by George Dousis (piano), Paraskevas Kitsos (double bass) and Nick Cassevetis (drums). The trio focuses on original compositions which are characterized by each member's distinctive musical personality and the trio's collective dynamic approach to sound.
Contemporary classical music for flute, by some of Greece's leading experimental composers, performed by virtuoso flautist Ria Georgiadis.
Danae Papamattheou Matschke belongs to a new generation of promising Greek violinists, with appearances all over Europe and performances as a soloist with several important orchestras. In 2008 the Union of Greek Critics for Drama and Music awarded her for her appearances with the "Athens Camerata - The Friends of Music" orchestra.
Periklis Koukos (b. 1960) is one of the most active and prominent composers of his generation. The draw of his music is so great that he constantly receives requests from soloists and conductors to rearrange his compositions for different instruments or ensembles for them. Only some of these arrangements are presented in this recording, and they were chosen with regard to their similar instrumentation.
This album came into being after a suggestion by Irida Classical that the featured composers write music for the Trio In Vivo. The idea was that the works would all reference the style and techniques of minimalist composition,
not so much because of the austerity measures which are currently part of everyday life, but because minimalism is a style which best expresses the quintessence of artistic creation- economy.
Violinist Evangelos Papadimitris performs works for solo violin by contemporary composers Christos Samaras, Simos Papanas and Janis Papadimitris.
Katerina Mina - Soprano, Elena Mouzalas - Piano
Chopin – Seventeen Polish Songs, op. 74,
Schumann - Frauenliebe und –leben, op.42
NICCOLO CHALICCIOPULO MANZARO (1795-1872) – FEDELE FENAROLI (1730-1818)
Partimenti for String Quartet
Ionian String Quartet
Spýros Gikóndis, first violin, Eléni Petrídou, second violin, Andréas Georgotás, viola, Yánnis Toulís, violoncello.
Six Simple Songs | Little Songs of Love | Musical Moments
Irida Classical presents a double CD with works by the conductor and composer Alkis Baltas.
Charis Dimaras - Piano music by Dimitri Mitropoulos and Yorgo Sicilianos was chosen to be released in 2010 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Greek-American conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos’ death. The album contains a performance of Mitropoulos’ Greek Sonata by acclaimed pianist Charis Dimaras, which is also the first time the sonata is released on CD worldwide.
This release by Irida Classical consists of works for flute and flute and piano duos. It was coproduced with the State Conservatoire of Thessaloniki and received funding from the Greek Composers' Union.
This album brings together works which span the whole of the 20th century, covering a wide variety of musical styles. The journey begins with Argentinian Tangos by A. Piazzolla and the Greek folklore elements present in the music of N. Skalkottas and reaches the imaginative minimalism of J. Adams and the jazzy influences of G.Gershwin without leaving out references to B. Bartok and W. Lutoslawsky.
This is the second album of original music by renowned guitarist and teacher Vangelis Boudounis. Over twenty five years have past since the first album of the same title was released (the title is borrowed from the legendary radio show which was broadcasted on the second program of Greek national radio). The pieces presented here have been written over a span of thirty years often a long time apart from eachother so we are treated to a great variety of moods and musical styles.
Orchestral Suites could be considered to be a musical portrait of acclaimed composer Periklis Koukos. The pieces on this CD are orchestral versions of pieces from two of his operas- Manuel Salinas and Conroy and his Copies, performed by the Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Valeri Vatchev.
Works for string ensemble by Y. Drositis, K. Flerianos, and A. Papadopoulos.
These works are by three contemporary composers who pursue similar artistic visions and all share l'esprit du temps. They draw inspiration from nature, Greek music and the poetry of Konstantine Kavafis, and together claim their place in the classical music scene with original ideas and a fresh point of view.
The current recording release is comprised of chamber music compositions by Dimitris Dragatakis which, apart from Sonata no.1 for violin and piano, were until now absent from Hellenic discography. The chosen works show Dragatakis' compositional development from his youthful years up to his mature period.